WHAT: Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce the 35th Arena Walk of Fame inductee, three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, Pentatonix. The American a cappella group is known for their modern style arrangements with vocal harmonies for classic Pop and Christmas songs. Pentatonix have performed inside Mohegan Sun Arena over six times, with four sold-out shows. Pentatonix band members will be presented with the Walk of Fame star outside Mohegan Sun’s Box Office prior to their first two-night show on Saturday, December 7th.
WHEN/ WHERE: Saturday, December 7th at 4:00pm; Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt
WHO: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s President of Sports & Entertainment: Tom Cantone
Pentatonix Members: Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee
IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, Mötley Crüe, Keith Urban and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars lining the floor by Mohegan Sun’s Box Office. Pentatonix return to Mohegan Sun Arena for their SiriusXM Presents: A Pentatonix Christmas Tour 2019 on December 7th & 8th.
Three-time Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix has sold 10 million albums in worldwide consumption and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts over 17 million subscribers, yielding 4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.
Additionally, nine of their albums reached the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart (two albums reaching #1) and received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Their tracks, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Hallelujah” were certified platinum, while the Pentatonix original, “Can’t Sleep Love,” was certified gold. The group has had three holiday specials on NBC, released their tour documentary – On My Way Home – in 2015 and appeared in the feature film, Pitch Perfect 2. In October 2017, Pentatonix released a deluxe version of their certified platinum 2016 holiday album, A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS DELUXE. The following year, in April 2018, Pentatonix released the first collection in the group’s PTX Presents series, PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP VOL. 1, which features 11 PTX-curated modern Pop performances, and completed a 39-city North American tour in September 2018. They released their fourth holiday album, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! featuring 12 new Christmas performances in October 2018, alongside their sold-out Christmas Is Here! Tour.
Most recently, Pentatonix released their holiday themed greatest hits album, The Best Of Pentatonix Christmas, on October 25th. The album, which reached #1 on Billboard’s Seasonal Albums chart, includes15 holiday favorites and four new tracks featuring duets with Whitney Houston and Jazmine Sullivan. They are currently on their A Pentatonix Christmas Tour, which kicked off on November 30th in New York City. The tour also includes stops in Boston and Philadelphia.
The Walk of Fame award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.
For more information, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.
*Media and public are invited to attend the induction ceremony.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and VenuesNow. Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently ranked among the top three “Arenas in the World for its Size” and top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award – winning venue is the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.